I have to say, I am VERY picky when it comes to books.
Mary Oliver's poetry itself can do some teaching on its own, but we can be grateful she's chosen to articulate the writing process so richly in this book.
I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to understand poetry better, both the reading of it as well as the writing of it.
Amazon and Amazon prime is great. Product was received in 1 day like I requested. Thank you.... My daughter needed the book for school and of course like a child she told me 2... Read morePublished 2 hours ago by Francisco
This book is so helpful. I recommend it to all my writer friends!Published 16 days ago by PB reader
I love this book and work with it closely in my teaching.
A treasure of poetic wisdom.
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The style of this book is written by someone who knows. One who has been there and done that and given others the benefit of their experience. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elden
Mary Oliver only names five metrical feet and never mentions the pyrrhic foot. She uses the term spondee, it seems to me, in a different sense than most people do. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gregory E. Lucas
Nothing terribly deep, but some useful information with good examples of meter and other poetic devices. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Fox
Mary Oliver takes you step by step through the composition of a poem - but leaves you free to createPublished 4 months ago by lisa b beaupre
I bought this as a requirement for a 200 level English class. I love it! Very well written and very helpful for both analyzing and writing poetry.Published 5 months ago by Hannah Lytle